ACOA is providing a family owned vegetable farm with a $238-thousand repayable loan to help diversify its product and increase efficiency.
Atlantic Grown Organics, Limited had received the funding to expand its Spring Valley facilities by purchasing automated grading and packaging equipment.
The company’s co-owners are Marc and Krista Schurman. The family has operated the farm since the 1970’s and moved toward growing greenhouse produce in 2001 after being a hog farm operation.
The certified organic products have been grown since 2006.
Tomatoes and cucumber from the farm are sold at Sobeys and Atlantic Superstores and also at the Charlottetown Farmers Market and the Schurman farm stand in Kensington.